Constance Kanavy (1929-2011)

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Constance Kanavy, of Larchmont, NY, died peacefully on August 11, 2011 at Brighton Gardens in Stamford, CT. She was born on May 18, 1929 in Larchmont, NY, to Joseph and Rose DeLuca. She graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1946.

Connie is survived by her daughters, Lynne Conners (Michael) of Schaumburg, IL and Robin Maduri (Frank) of Stamford, CT and her beloved grandchildren, Derek Conners of IL, Stephanie Conners Buttrill (Jonathan) of Kew Gardens, NY and Christopher Maduri of Stamford, CT. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Connie married William R. Kanavy in February 1952. He predeceased her on November 25, 1996. She is also predeceased by her sisters Grace O’Neill, Florence Cancro, and a brother, Jerry DeLuca.

Connie loved her work as a legal secretary in Mamaroneck for Sirlin & Sirlin, a job she held for more than 50 years until her retirement in 2008. She enjoyed travelling later in her life, including visits to Italy, Ireland and Prague. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 14, 2011, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich, CT. A private service will be held Monday, August 15, at 10:00 am at the funeral home, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 W. Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society or the American Heart Association .

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